Ukraine crisis

As people around the world watch what’s happening in Ukraine, Birmingham’s communities are coming together to support international appeals and efforts to help those fleeing war. Details of how to offer support and where to find information and advice can be found on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Sheltered housing schemes

There are many different types of Council-run sheltered housing schemes across Birmingham, including:

  • high rise schemes: these are high rise blocks that have been designated as sheltered housing schemes. They are generally for people over the age of 55 who may have support needs.
  • category I schemes: these are generally purpose-built schemes with properties built around a communal lounge. These schemes are allocated to people over the age of 55 who may or may not have support needs.
  • category II schemes: these are all purpose-built schemes where the properties are linked by a corridor to a communal lounge. Facilities include: laundry provision, communal activities and, in some cases, hairdressing and library facilities. These schemes are allocated to people over the age of 55 who have support needs.

Apply for sheltered housing

If you would like to apply for sheltered housing, you must apply to join the Birmingham City Council Housing register.

If you would like more advice or need help completing the form, contact your local Customer Service Centre.

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